OPEN POSITION: Social science postdoc for co-development of biodiversity enhancing strategies within organic farming at Aarhus University

Teodor Metodiev | 27/04/2022 13:00:45 |

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The Department of Ecoscience, Aarhus University, invites applications for a postdoc position to support development of social science, and modelling of bees and other animal species within the Social-Ecological Systems Simulation centre (SESS


Job description

We are seeking applicants to develop multi-actor engagement activities and lead co-development of management and innovation strategies for sustainable agriculture and natural resource management. The successful candidate will also be expected to work together with simulation modelers developing models of human decision making related to agricultural systems and wildlife management. The candidate will be working, within a multi-disciplinary team, on a Danish project to demonstrate the benefits of organic farming on biodiversity and the environment.

Please note this is a two-year postdoc fixed term full-time position (1 Aug 2022 - 31 Jul 2024).


Your profile

The candidate should have:

-          Experience with the interface between social sciences and natural resource management or agriculture.

-          Experience with multi-actor engagement and co-development.

-          Knowledge in undertaking studies that involve interviews and facilitating workshops with actors who represent varied interests, from farmers to policy makers.

-          A PhD or equivalent in a relevant area for one of the positions described.

-          The ability to work at both national and international levels is desirable.

-          The flexibility to work the occasional evening / weekend, if required for interviews or workshops.

-          For this project verbal and written fluency in Danish is needed.

What we offer

The Department offers a vibrant and informal research environment with longstanding traditions for collaboration with elite international university partners and with the Danish Ministry of the Environment.


Applications must be received no later than 19 May 2022.

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This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 101003476.

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